NIH awards $9.5 million for Einstein-Mount Sinai Diabetes Research Center
(Albert Einstein College of Medicine) Albert Einstein College of Medicine has received a $9.5 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support the Einstein-Mount Sinai Diabetes Research Center (ES-DRC). The multi-institutional center is a leader in basic, translational, clinical, and community-based research and training in type 1 and type 2 diabetes, obesity, and other metabolic disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New obesity strategy
New package of measures and "Better Health" campaign has been announced to help people lose weight. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 26, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus: GPs to prescribe cycling in new obesity strategy
Surgeries will also provide access to bikes and ministers promise cycling infrastructure will improve. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Obesity increases risks from Covid-19, experts say
Public Health England's conclusions come as ministers consider new measures to combat obesity. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boris Johnson’s obesity strategy embraces his inner nanny
Now is a good time for a policy push, but it must be comprehensive (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Time-Restricted Feeding a'Viable Option' to Lose Weight Time-Restricted Feeding a'Viable Option' to Lose Weight
' Severe [time-restricted feeding] is achievable and can help adults with obesity lose weight, without having to count calories,'researchers report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Coronavirus prompts PM into obesity crackdown
Measures to cut obesity are yet to be finalised but could include a ban on junk food TV ads before 21:00. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PM to target junk food ads in obesity crackdown
Measures to curb obesity are yet to be finalised but could include a ban on junk food TV ads before 21:00. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why is obesity so common in COVID-19 patients?
(Pennington Biomedical Research Center) A hormone that connects the body's metabolism and immune response system may explain why COVID-19 is so dangerous for people with obesity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 24, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Chronic Conditions Tied to Severe COVID-19 More Common in Southeast, Rural Areas
THURSDAY, July 23, 2020 -- Obesity. Diabetes. Heart disease. COPD. Kidney disease. These chronic medical conditions all raise the risk of suffering a severe case of COVID-19, but a new government report shows some parts of the United States are far... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Even Mild Obesity Raises Odds for Severe COVID - 19
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 23, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Even Mild Obesity Raises Odds for Severe COVID-19
THURSDAY, July 23, 2020 -- Even mild obesity significantly drives up the risk for serious illness or death among COVID-19 patients, researchers from Italy report. " Health care practitioners should be aware that people with any grade of obesity, not... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Even in Toddlers, Excess Weight Sets the Stage for Heart Ills
Higher body mass index in 2- and 3-year-olds predicted higher metabolic risk scores in children age 11 to 12. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Obesity Children and Childhood Eating Disorders Heart Weight Source Type: news

A New Position for Intubation of Obese Females A New Position for Intubation of Obese Females
The authors present a modified-ramped position which facilitates ease of endotracheal intubation and improves the laryngeal view in obese female patients.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 23, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Coronavirus cutting Australians' lives short by more years than top three causes of death
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report shows Covid-19 not just dangerous for chronically ill and elderlyAustralians who have died from Covid-19 have lost more years of their expected lifespan, on average, than those dying from the country ’s three leading causes of death, a new study suggests.The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report, released on Thursday, makes it clear that coronavirus is not just dangerous for the chronically ill and elderly.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Health Coronavirus outbreak Australia news Obesity Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Health impacts of synthetic chemicals has doubled in last 5 years, study finds
Synthetic chemicals aren't good for you. Examples of how endocrine-disrupting chemicals in plastics, pesticides and other US products impact health have doubled in the last five years, and now include obesity, breast cancer, diabetes and more. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neurovalens raises £5 million for clinical trials of its neurostimulation tech
The funding will aim to facilitate the company ’s technology to treat conditions such as diabetes, insomnia, anxiety and obesity. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 22, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Neurovalens raises £5M for clinical trials of its neurostimulation tech
The funding will aim to facilitate the company ’s technology to treat conditions such as diabetes, insomnia, anxiety and obesity. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 22, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

The Lightness of Being a Couch Potato May Work to Keep Us Fat
Sitting may confuse cellular sensors into thinking we are lighter than we are, prompting the body to put on weight. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gretchen Reynolds Tags: Animals Weight Obesity Bones Rodents Exercise Source Type: news

How neurons reshape inside body fat to boost its calorie-burning capacity
(Rockefeller University) Scientists have found that a hormone tells the brain to dramatically restructure neurons embedded in fat tissue. Their work widens our understanding of how the body regulates its energy consumption, and how obesity might be treated in the future. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 22, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Even Mild Obesity Raises Severe COVID-19 Risks Even Mild Obesity Raises Severe COVID-19 Risks
People with a BMI of 30 or above are at significantly increased risk for severe COVID-19, while a BMI of 35 and higher dramatically increases the risk for death, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Even Mild Obesity Tied to Significantly Worse COVID - 19 Outcomes
Significantly poorer outcomes include respiratory failure, ICU admission, death, even with mild obesity (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 21, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Even Mild Obesity Tied to Significantly Worse COVID-19 Outcomes
TUESDAY, July 21, 2020 -- Obesity is a strong, independent risk factor for poor outcomes among COVID-19 patients, according to a study published July 1 in the European Journal of Endocrinology. Matteo Rottoli, M.D., from University of Bologna in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

View: India ’s rising obesity problem
While obesity is still at a nascent stage in India, it very much remains an issue that needs tackling by policymakers. The foremost task is to use data to inform policy decisions. India lacks holistic data on malnutrition, which is important to understand the demographic and socio-economic factors driving undernourishment and obesity. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How High a Priority Is Bariatric Surgery During COVID-19? How High a Priority Is Bariatric Surgery During COVID-19?
The American Society for Metabolic& Bariatric Surgery has declared that surgery is not'elective'and the Obesity Society urges overall prioritization of obesity management during the pandemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - July 20, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Expert Clarifies Guidance on Adolescent Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Expert Clarifies Guidance on Adolescent Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
The symptomatic treatment of early postmenarcheal girls at risk of PCOS is recommended to manage menstrual abnormality, hirsutism, acne, or obesity.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - July 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

A chance to reshape UK public health strategy and target obesity
Boris Johnson must disappoint Conservative libertarians on sugar tax and other interventions before a Covid-19 second wave (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Being Tall for Age May Increase Child's Risk for Later Obesity
FRIDAY, July 17, 2020 -- Children who are relatively tall for their age may be at increased risk for developing obesity, according to a study published online July 7 in Obesity. David S. Freedman, Ph.D., from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Risk factors for suicide after bariatric surgery in a population-based nationwide study in five Nordic countries - Kauppila JH, Santoni G, Tao W, Lynge E, Jokinen J, Tryggvadottir L, Ness-Jensen E, Pukkala E, von Euler-Chelpin M, Lagergren J.
OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors for suicide after bariatric surgery. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Bariatric surgery reduces obesity-related mortality. However, it is for unclear reasons is associated with an increased risk of suicide. METHODS: This... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Neighbourhood speed limit and childhood obesity - Luo M, Li H, Pan X, Fei T, Dai S, Qiu G, Zou Y, Vos H, Luo J, Jia P.
As an important factor for neighbourhood walkability, the speed limit in the neighbourhood may influence children's physical activity (PA) outdoors, especially active transport, and further their weight status. This review aimed to systematically evaluate ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

AHA News: At Nonprofit Fitness Center, Women Find Strength in Numbers
THURSDAY, July 16, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- After more than a decade of driving a Boston city bus, Lorene Thomas was exhausted, overweight and depressed. " Sitting in that seat all the time, I gained weight and had high blood... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Obesity in Childhood Quickly Harms Heart Health
Title: Obesity in Childhood Quickly Harms Heart HealthCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/14/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/15/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - July 15, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Obesity and metabolic syndrome are risk factors for severe influenza, COVID-19
(American Society for Microbiology) Metabolic syndrome increases the risk of severe disease from viral infection, according to a review of the literature performed by a team of researchers from St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, both in Memphis. The research appears this week in the Journal of Virology, a publication of the American Society for Microbiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

COVID-19 severity is increased in patients with mild obesity
(European Society of Endocrinology) The risk of greater COVID-19 severity and death is higher in people with any obese body mass index (BMI), according to a study to be published in the European Journal of Endocrinology. The study findings showed that BMI over 30 was associated with a significantly higher risk of respiratory failure, admission to intensive care and death in COVID-19 patients, regardless of age, gender and other associated diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Do I Need To Get Another COVID-19 Test? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions
BOSTON (CBS) — Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. Alice says that her son is moving from a city in Massachusetts to live with her while he attends graduate school. He will get a COVID test before he arrives. She wonders if he tests negative, does he still need to quarantine? If you’re in Massachusetts, then no, he ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Healthwatch Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Why Obesity May Stack the Deck for COVID-19 Risk
It has become clearer that people who are obese are one of the groups at highest risk from the disease, regardless of their age (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity in Childhood Quickly Harms Heart Health
TUESDAY, July 14, 2020 -- In a finding that suggests the seeds for heart disease are sown early in life, researchers report they found evidence of stiff, thickened arteries in children who had been obese as toddlers. " Public health efforts are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Best weight loss supplements: The natural extract that is proven to burn fat for fuel
BEST weight loss supplements: Obesity is the source of numerous problems but shifting it often presents a different kind of problem. If you are looking for a natural fat-burning product to help you on your weight loss journey, a natural substance is worthy of your attention. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Featured review: Improving access to food in low- and middle-income countries
ConclusionsThis review provides policy makers with a comprehensive evidence base to evaluate the effects of a wide range of community-level interventions to address access to food in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The body of evidence indicates that UCTs can improve food security but the review authors are less sure about the effects of other interventions. Some limitations of the review include not having all necessary information about what outcomes the studies measured, having to make judgements regarding which outcome measures to report and inability to pool the results of all studies reporting on the same o...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 14, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

The effect of body mass index on outcomes following severe blunt chest trauma - Cone JT, Benjamin ER, Alfson DB, Biswas S, Demetriades D.
INTRODUCTION: Obesity has been described as a significant risk factor for adverse outcomes in hospitalized patients. However, recent literature reports an "obesity paradox", suggesting that obesity may have a protective effect in a subset of surgical and c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Middle-aged people will be more ill and for LONGER than baby boomers, major new study suggests 
Researchers at University College London found today's 40-and 50-somethings were much more likely to be overweight, diabetic or have heart disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mismatched caregiver-infant interactions during feeding could boost babies' risk of later obesity
(Society for Research in Child Development) A new integrative review examined evidence related to infants' self-regulation of behavior and emotion, and how that relates to interactions when they are fed by their caregivers, including how those interactions may derail infants' ability to regulate their intake of food. The review found that infants who are fed in the absence of hunger or beyond fullness may develop skewed perceptions of hunger and fullness, which could increase their risk of obesity and related health problems later in life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Minneapolis is nation's third-fittest city, St. Paul ranked No. 12
Minneapolis is the third-fittest city in the nation, while St. Paul is ranked No. 12. That's according to the 13th annual fitness index study released Tuesday by the American College of Sports Medicine and the Anthem Foundation, which ranked Minneapolis behind Arlington, Va. and Seattle, Wa. out of the 100 largest cities in the country. Scores were compiled via surveys of residen ts across 33 areas like health behaviors (exercise and nutrition habits), prevalence of chronic diseases (obesity,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 13, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carter Jones Source Type: news

Sleeve Gastrectomy Tied to Lower Fracture Risk in Patients With Severe Obesity Sleeve Gastrectomy Tied to Lower Fracture Risk in Patients With Severe Obesity
People with severe obesity who undergo sleeve gastrectomy may be less likely to experience fractures than individuals who get Roux-en-Y procedures or those who are eligible for bariatric surgery and don't get it.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

‘Compelling’ evidence air pollution worsens coronavirus – study
Exclusive: best analysis to date indicates significant increases in infections, hospital admissions and deathsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThere is “compelling” evidence that air pollution significantly increases coronavirus infections, hospital admissions and deaths, according to the most detailed and comprehensive analysis to date.The research indicates that a small, single-unit increase in people ’s long-term exposure to pollution particles raises infections and admissions by about 10% and deaths by 15%. The study took into account more than 20 other factors, includ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Damian Carrington Environment editor Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Air pollution Environment Science UK news World news Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Obesity and COVID-19: a call for action from people living with obesity, The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
This comment summarises the main reflections of people in the UK living with obesity during the Covid-19 pandemic and formulates them into a call for action, to clarify the risk of adverse outcomes in this population, with specific recommendations for those at greatest risk. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Helping communities at highest risk of COVID-19
According to the CDC, people with chronic diseases, such as obesity, hypertension and type-2 diabetes, are a staggering 12 times more likely to die from the coronavirus – and Black Americans have a higher prevalence of many of these conditions. In Baltimore, medical staff from Johns Hopkins are joining forces with "trusted messengers" – including faith leaders from a historic local mosque – to improve health outcomes for the Black community. Allison Aubrey, o f National Public Radio, reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Obesity Reduce Drug Efficacy in Breast Cancer? Does Obesity Reduce Drug Efficacy in Breast Cancer?
Poor survival outcomes occurred among overweight patients treated with docetaxel-based adjuvant chemotherapy compared with peers given a non-taxane-based regimen.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Here ’ s How To Volunteer For A Coronavirus Vaccine Trial
(CNN) — If you want to be one of the first to receive an experimental vaccine for Covid-19, now’s your chance. Wednesday, a new website — coronaviruspreventionnetwork.org — went live allowing people in the United States to register to take part in clinical trials for vaccines and monoclonal antibody therapies. The website will handle registration for the four large vaccine studies that are expected to start this summer and fall, and any others that follow. The US Department of Health and Human Services announced the website Wednesday, along with the appointment of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health CNN Coronavirus Coronavirus Vaccine Source Type: news

Should We Be Drinking Less?
Scientists helping to update the latest edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans are taking a harder stance on alcohol. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anahad O ’Connor Tags: Alcoholic Beverages Heart Women and Girls Content Type: Service Diet and Nutrition Obesity Weight Men and Boys Alcohol Abuse Cancer Deaths (Fatalities) BMJ (Journal) National Cancer Institute Health and Human Services Department Source Type: news